I can't believe how long it's been since I have posted a recipe! I have been so busy lately that I haven't been cooking as much as I used to, but I'm itching to get back at it. I eat granola every day for breakfast, but most store bought granola unfortunately has tons of sugar and preservatives in it. I figured if I make it myself I would know what was going into it and it would be a healthier option. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! This is a simple recipe that I came up with after reading a few different recipes on Pinterest. I used ingredients that I already had in my pantry which made it super simple. I am rather picky about what I like in my granola, so I love that I could tailor it to my liking. This recipe is a great guideline for granola, but any ingredient you want can be substituted in easily! Here is how I made my granola.....
2 Cups Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Cranberries Dried
1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Walnuts
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
2 Tablespoons Flax Seed
4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.
3. In a small separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix well.
4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well completely coating the dry ingredients.
5. Pour the mixture out onto parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread evenly. Bake 8-10 minutes, stirring half way through so it cooks evenly.
Store in an airtight container 2-3 weeks.